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English verb: start up

1. start up (motion) get going or set in motion

SamplesWe simply could not start the engine.
Start up the computer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)crank, crank up, hot-wire, jump, jump-start, jumpstart, kick-start, re-start, restart

Causeget going, go, start


2. start up (creation) get off the ground

SamplesWho started this company?.
We embarked on an exciting enterprise.
I start my day with a good breakfast.
We began the new semester.
The afternoon session begins at 4 PM.
The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack.

Synonymscommence, embark on, start

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, lead off, start

Narrower (hyponym)inaugurate, kick off, open

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